Unite 22 is the only employee experience conference you need to attend in 2022. Get ready for 3 half-days that push hybrid event delivery to the MAX with live keynotes, breakouts, and roundtables. Watch online or attend a watch party in London or New York. Get inspired with keynotes from Seth Godin, Steven Bartlett, Patricia Bright, The Estée Lauder Companies, EY, ADP, Cardinal Health, and more. Game on.
DAY 1, SEP 20
Day 1 intro
Keynote This is internal comms: How to market to employees
How would one of the world’s leading marketing minds engage employees with internal comms? Seth Godin returns to Unite 22 to offer a fresh perspective on employee engagement through the lens of a marketeer. As creator of one of the world’s most popular blogs and with 20+ best-selling books, what Seth doesn’t know about the art of connecting people with content isn’t worth knowing. Learn how to apply a marketing eye to internal comms and build a brand from the inside out.
with Seth Godin
Panel Ask an IC expert
Seize the opportunity to get your questions answered by top internal communications practitioners and advisors. Come prepared with your trickiest questions and biggest challenges and get the answers you need to supercharge your strategy for the next chapter of work.
with Chris Andrew - Strategy Director at Caburn Hope; Charlotte Mulliner - Director, Corportate Affairs at Prudential; Rosemary Jean-Louis - Vice President Communications & Engagement Manager at Truist; Marc Whittingham - Internal Communications & Engagement Lead at Holland & Barrett
Keynote Making the digital employee experience beautiful
Discover how The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) elegantly connects employees globally and elevates the employee experience with MyELC, ELC’s digital workplace. MyELC celebrates ELC’s culture, strategy, and peer-to-peer connection, while promoting productivity and collaboration to fuel the business.
with Kerry O'Donnell - Exec Director, Tech for Global Communications at The Estée Lauder Companies
Keynote Influencing engagement with next-gen content
How do you create content that drives engagement and builds meaningful relationships with your audience? Hear from the YouTuber, influencer, and businesswoman with 3m+ subscribers and discover her blueprint for success.
with Patricia Bright - YouTuber
Keynote Building the right hybrid work model for your organization
Every day, we see another company announce a new work model spanning the continuum – more flexibility, an in office expectation, fully remote. How do you know what’s right for your organization and how do you make it stick? AbbVie has consistently delivered high engagement and a great culture. Learn how they evolved their work model to provide predictable flexibility, while protecting performance, collaboration and employee experience.
with Courtney Paynter - Director, Organizational Excellence at AbbVie
Day 2, Sep 21
Day 2 intro
Keynote Employee engagement lessons from a CEO
At just 29 years old, Steven Bartlett is widely considered one of the most talented and accomplished young entrepreneurs and philosophical thinkers. His disruptive approach led him to found a $400m social media company aged 21, launch a chart-topping podcast The Diary of a CEO, and become the youngest dragon to enter the Dragon’s Den. Bartlett joins us to discuss his unique ethos on employee engagement, how he’s created a company culture that’s eliminated turnover, and what it takes to lead an organization to success from the perspective of the modern CEO.
with Steven Bartlett
Culture Lessons learned from launch and beyond
When Pearson identified the need for a new intranet platform, the world’s leading learning company knew they needed to move at warp speed. In just four months, the project team stood up an MVP (minimal viable product) solution for 35k employees leaning on agile methodology to bring their vision to fruition at speed. With a focus on communications, apps and search, today the Hub is transforming communication and engagement across this dynamic enterprise. Discover how Pearson have redefined governance to launch a solution that will stand the test of time, and the lessons they have learned in the eight months since go-live.
with Kim England - Vice President, Global Employee Communications at Pearson
Comms Designing experiences to unite a global workforce
Hello! Bonjour! Guten Tag! 你好! Catering your intranet to a global audience is a challenge. But with a user-focus strategy, an agile mindset and the right product, it's possible. Learn how a global company is making it happen.
with Katie Goodyear - Senior Advisor, Global Communications at CAE
Keynote Building a collaborative community
The strategy and application of communities at practice that empower associates and drive engagement at ADP.
with Laurel Mangini - Collaboration Programs Manager at ADP
Keynote A formula for internal communications success
The internal comms landscape today is hardly recognizable from what it was in 20 years ago, but there are fundamental elements that remain foundational to success. In this session, we hear from an internal communicator with 25+ years’ experience about how to adapt a strategy around evergreen principles to engage employees and drive business value amid shifting sands. Discover his framework for success.
with Kerry Christopher - VP Internal Communications at Cardinal Health
Keynote Unily: Making it happen
From inspired entrepreneur to CEO of the leading employee experience platform provider. Get up close and personal with Unily’s own Will Saville to hear what it takes to ‘make it happen’ and get a sneak peek of what’s on the horizon for the Unily platform.
with Will Saville - CEO at Unily
Day 3, Sep 22
Day 3 intro
Keynote Designing a people-centred digital HQ experience of the future
How do we think about human-centred and technology enabled design to deliver the communication, learning, growth, productivity and collaboration needs of the future to attract, retain and empower talent in a hybrid working world? Discover the key insights and emerging trends from EY’s Workplace of the Future Index and Microsoft’s Work Trend Index as well as client responses to how employees and organisations have reacted during the pandemic to recalibrate ‘business as usual’.
with Zaynab Zubair - Digital People Transformation Lead (Microsoft) EMEIA at EY
Culture Empowering a neurodiverse workforce
Conditions such as ADHD, dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism are all on the neurodiversity spectrum. With an estimated 15% to 20% of the population being neurodivergent, it’s surprising how few DEI strategies specifically account for neurodivergence. Discover how one organization is levelling up their culture with a focus on empowering neurodiverse employees and an understanding that experiences developed for the few can unlock benefits for everyone.
with Aoife Casson - Internal Communications Manager at Alzheimer's Research UK
Comms The intranet of me: Reimagining the way people work
COVID changed everything. Now more than ever, people need quick and easy access to the information, systems, tools, and resources they need to get work done. Caliber invites you on a journey to reimagine the way people work, creating a more targeted and engaging intranet experience for your employees. Discover how a growing enterprise with multiple lines of business has adapted its platform to meet the emerging needs of its people through careful design and tactical comms delivery.
with Debbie Braden - Director Internal Communications at Caliber Collision
Keynote Top tech trends shaping the digital workplace
The digital workplace of today – and tomorrow – must not only support a multitude of anywhere-work models but also support the best possible digital employee experience. Tech innovation continues at a rapid pace. Hear about the top trends shaping the digital workplace and what it means for your employee communications, collaboration, and digital employee experience strategies.
with Cheryl McKinnon - Principal Analyst at Forrester
Keynote How to think like a futurist
Kjaer is on a mission to inspire people to take ownership of the future they want. Learn how to activate a futurist mindset and build resilience into your innovation and planning process with a crash course in how to think, work and play like a futurist. Discover the 2030+ Trend Atlas of major trends set to shape our futures and leave with a toolkit for navigating the complexities of tomorrow.
with Anne Lise Kjaer - Futurist
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